Having attended a wonderful celebration of what health and third sector can achieve together with Leeds Community Foundations Third Sector Health Grants and having presented to the people there on our work at Basis Yorkshire I felt compelled to share a story. As I spoke at the lectern, I spotted an NHS commissioner, Anthony (not … Continue reading About Making a Difference – sometimes between life and death
Its Comic Relief week! I know that so many people will be supporting Comic Relief today and I wanted to give you an example of the difference your work is making. Comic Relief’s funding allows us to offer specialist support to sexworkers who have experienceed sexual or domestic violence. Sex workers face a particular challenge … Continue reading Comic Relief: making a difference with Basis Yorkshire
One of our service users has bravely agreed to us sharing her story so that others can gain an insight into the issues some women face. Listen to Vicki’s remarkable story about one woman’s ongoing challenge to move on from working in the sex industry.
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Maria’s Story Maria had a chaotic childhood and adolescence which included the suicide of one sibling, fatal overdose of another, a father who died young from alcoholism and two further siblings who spent time in prison regularly. It is not surprising that at 15 she fell for a man who seemed loving and interested in … Continue reading Maria